Tag Archives: infectious disease

GigaByte helping the fight against Vector-Borne diseases with data

- June 14, 2022

disease vectors data

New GigaByte series of vector-borne diseases data papers just out, including mosquitoes, sandflies, ticks, and kissing bugs, supported by GBIF and the WHO

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Publishing Citizen Science data to fight against mosquito borne diseases

- May 31, 2022

Citizen Scientists share and publish Mosquito Alert data as part of our GigaByte (& GBIF & TDR supported) series on vector-borne diseases.

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GigaByte and GBIF Webinar: Data papers describing datasets on vectors of human diseases

- January 18, 2022

GBIF webinar

Tune in to the GigaByte and GBIF webinar that uncovers the details of the TDR sponsored call for data papers describing datasets on vectors of human diseases.

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New beginnings during a pandemic – the COVID year in review

- December 17, 2020

Looking back at this unusual year, we are happy to report that GigaScience not only kept going under difficult circumstances, publishing outstanding examples of Big Data science and introducing innovations in the review process. We also opened a new chapter with the launch of a sister journal, GigaByte .

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iPhone Genomics: beaming us up to the “tricorder” era

- December 8, 2020

tricorder

The 1st comprehensive mobile genome analysis application, iGenomics, is now available for use on an iphone. By pairing an smartphone with a handheld DNA sequencer, users will be able to create a mobile genetics laboratory, reminiscent of the Star Trek’s tricorder.

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COVID-19 Data-Sharing Hero Wins GigaScience Prize

- November 11, 2020

ICG-15 Prize

Prof Zhang Yongzhen is winner the 2020 ICG-15 GigaScience Prize for Outstanding Data Sharing during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last month was the 10th year we’ve attended our co-publisher BGI’s annual ICG (International Conference on Genomics) gathering, and the 3rd time we have presented a prize at the meeting.

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A New Monitoring Tool Empowering Infectious Disease Detectives

- October 22, 2020

IDseq

Out this week in GigaScience is a new monitoring tool empowering infectious disease detectives. Scientists in Cambodia, who are supported by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, used the new IDseq tool to help confirm and sequence the whole genome of the country’s first case of COVID-19. Read more here.

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Coronavirus research needs to be a marathon, not a sprint

- August 18, 2020

Coronavirus trends

Not only epidemics themselves come in waves, also research into emerging infectious diseases has ups and downs, a Gigascience paper published today reports. The authors at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev analysed more than 35 million papers and explored research (scientometric trends) related to nine different infectious diseases. The scientific literature screened for this study spans 20 […]

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Birthdays and Online Conferences go Viral. ISMB2020 & BCC2020 in the time of COVID-19

- July 27, 2020

virtual conferences go viral

Meetings In the Time of Coronavirus: Conferences go Viral June-July usually marks peak conference season when the GigaScience team is on the road, but with the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down travel and public gatherings it has been a strangely static summer. As we launched at the Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) conference in Long […]

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Guest Blog: Data in the time of Coronavirus, Pt. 2

- April 12, 2020

COVID-19 data

With ongoing the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic providing us with unprecedented insight into the progression of a disease outbreak, and unprecedented time in the lock down to turn us all into armchair epidemiologists. This includes near real-time sharing and analysis of genomics data through platforms like nextstrain, and of ways to view the infection, mortality and […]

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